October, 2018

Your Guide to State-by-State Bond Thresholds

Construction Business Owner

Most contractors recognize the need for licensing and bonding in the construction industry, but it can be a challenge to understand the bond size requirements, as bonding thresholds are mandated by each state, not an overarching federal law.

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5 technologies boosting productivity on the jobsite

Construction Dive

Here are the tech tools contractors say they are using to work smarter, more accurately and faster with fewer accidents and injuries

Properties and benefits of rebar cages

Construction Cost Estimating

In drilled shaft construction, rebar cages are generally utilized to reinforce the shaft throughout excavation. To retain the strength of this cage as well as complete the entire construction project successfully, the design of the cage should be perfect.

Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Constructor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that there is no known safe level of lead in a child’s blood. Lead is harmful to health, especially for children.

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Construction Joint in Concrete – Types, Location Selection and Advantages

The Constructor

Construction joint is placed when the mass concreting works are done and cannot be completed on a single stretch. The interface of the past. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide Structural Design Structural Engineering

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Construction Dive

The industry's old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper receipts and invoices, or traveling long distances to do on-site inspections of small changes

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In its latest design forecast, Gensler emphasizes the human touch

BD+C

Design that “puts people back at the center” is now the driving force behind resilient, livable cities, according to Gensler’s just-released 2018 Design Forecast, “Shaping the Future of Cities

Starting A Construction Business

cnstrctr

PDF This Article. Starting a construction business can be a daunting task; we know this has been some of the scariest years of our lives. We’ve talked to alot of people through the years, and it’s actually incredible how many people are too afraid to start something on their own.

RELi Could be Standard Practice in Nearly Every Real Estate Transaction

Green Building Law Update

RELi 2.0, a comprehensive rating system that provides strategies and tools for resilient building and design, is expected to be launched on Monday, November 12th. The launch of RELi 2.0

Social Media in Construction – 2018 Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) professionals.

Concrete Forms – Types and Selection of Concrete Forms

The Constructor

Concrete forms can be defined as a solid barrier that helps to hold the fluid concrete in place until it hardens and acquire a particular shape. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering

Utilize real-time data to improve project management

Construction Dive

With the connected jobsite slowly becoming the norm, the importance of jobsite automation software continues to rise

The 6 Best Construction Project Management Books to Learn From

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Laura Buckler. Being a manager, especially in such a challenging industry as construction, can be very demanding. You have to look confident, even in situations when you are not that familiar with the topic or don’t really know how to handle certain situations.

Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!

DebunkTheBIM

Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. There is a thin layer of participants that push the idea for various reasons (usually superficial), and there are people (in a very small minority) that practice it wholeheartedly. (my

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RELi Could be Standard Practice in Nearly Every Real Estate Transaction

Green Building Law Update

RELi 2.0, a comprehensive rating system that provides strategies and tools for resilient building and design, was approved last week and is being launched on Monday, November 12th. The launch of RELi 2.0

Pre-Qualification of Construction Managers – An Essential Ingredient for a Successful Project

Construction Marketing Blog

With ever-increasing costs of construction and the need to complete quality construction projects in a timely and safe manner it is critical that owners utilize professional and ethical designers and constructors on their project teams.

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Brick Masonry Definition, Types, and Construction

The Constructor

What is Brick Masonry? Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction which is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

6 green certifications contractors should know about

Construction Dive

Though they trail LEED and Energy Star, several other unique benchmarks for building in a way that is healthy for both occupants and the environment are gaining ground and can't be ignored

3D scanning data provides solutions for challenging tilt-up panel casino project

BD+C

Jaynes Corp., a premier general contracting firm with locations in New Mexico and Colorado, eschewed traditional methods and instead used state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology to document the location of rebar in tilt-up panels at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sandia Casino and Resort. The project included a 28,000-sq-ft, two-story office complex adjacent to the main casino.

A breakdown of the Middle East construction market

Geniebelt

The Middle East construction market is under a very encouraging paradigm shift. According to the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), the sector can anticipate a slow but steady recovery soon. This, of course, doesn’t mean that construction companies have left the tough days behind once and for all.

Green Building Codes Not Eligible for Copyright Protection

Green Building Law Update

A decision earlier this month by the Eleventh Circuit United States Courts Of Appeals goes further than other modern courts in describing that building codes when adopted by local government cannot be copyrighted.

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CMA STAR Awards – Extended Entry Deadline

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is extending the original STAR Awards entry deadline an extra three weeks. The extended entry deadline is November 16, 2018. Showcase your construction marketing talent before it’s too late.

Types of Stirrups in Column

The Constructor

Different types of stirrups are designed for columns based on their varying cross-sections, the number of longitudinal reinforcement bars and the. Detailing Guide How To Guide Reinforcement Guide column reinforcement

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10 contractors profiting from sustainable building

Construction Dive

These are the industry leaders, per ENR revenue rankings, that are implementing sustainable practices in innovative, effective ways

Some vital definitions in surveying

Construction Cost Estimating

Surveying is the art to create horizontal measurements for finding out the relative position of several objects on the surface of the earth. Objective of surveying - To work from the whole to the part, To determine the new station by minimum two methods Categorization of surveying: 1.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Construction Industry Speaks

ENR Construction

Two-thirds of 1,248 respondents to ENR's first-ever survey report an incident in construction-sector workplaces, but gender bias issues are not clearly understood, universally accepted or easily fixed, the analysis shows

Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent

Business Facilities Blog

Leveraging his state’s impressive assets, Gov. John Hickenlooper aims to plant Colorado’s flag on the summit of red-hot growth sectors like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems. Read: Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent at BusinessFacilities.com.

See control flow concrete in action

GCP Applied Technologies

See control flow concrete in action. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:13. GCP Applied Technologies. October 18, 2018. Conventional concrete has long been the material of choice for some of the world’s largest building structures.

Inspection and Testing of Ready Mix Concrete

The Constructor

Inspection and testing of ready mix concrete is crucial to ensure that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria.

The most spine-tingling structural scares since last Halloween

Construction Dive

Large-scale construction projects are almost always tricky, but when the possibility of a structural flaw or defect enters the picture, contractors can face a downright scary situation

Some useful tips to work out the costs of concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

While going to estimate the cost of new concrete, different types of variables should be taken into consideration which range from surface prep, formwork, reinforcing materials, and finish work, as well as the cost of the ready-mix concrete. It will compute the total price of the job.

Construction Productivity: Why It Matters

ENR Construction

The average craftperson wastes 70% of his or her day on administrative tasks, transitioning or simply waiting on equipment, materials, and information. How technology can help